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Officials Brief Council on Upcoming Legislative Session

State Senator Mary Beth Carozza and Delegates Charles Otto and Wayne Hartman came before the Berlin Council and Mayor Zack Tyndall Monday night to share their views on the upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly. Carozza said that one of her main priorities in the next session will be public safety and crime, and in that vein has prefiled a bipartisan public safety bill to address violent and juvenile crime and expects to receive an early hearing... Excerpted from the Bayside Gazette. For the full story, click below.   Officials brief council on legislative session - Worcester County News Bayside Gazette (baysideoc.net)

Carozza Recognized By MD Assoc of Counties (MACO)

MACo Announces Winners of the Legislative Recognition Award The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Board of Directors recently voted to present the MACo Recognition Award to four (4) individuals for supporting issues important to counties. With these awards, MACo recognizes policymakers who have advocated for counties on specific issues and county staff who have gone above and beyond to assist Maryland’s counties...   Senator Mary Beth Carozza: Senator Carozza has remained consistent and fervent in advocacy for local flexibility and decision-making and regularly seeks MACo’s input on legislation that affects county governments. Her longstanding commitment to working with county governments on various topics underscores the reason for the award. The award will be presented during the MACo’s Winter Conference Awards Banquet on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland. For the full story, click below: https://conduitstreet.mdcounties.org/2023/11/27/maco-announces-winners-of-the-legislative-recognition-award/

Career and Technical Education are Vital

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future education reform plan sets a goal to increase the number of apprenticeships for high school juniors and seniors to 60,000 in seven years, and to ensure at least 45% of high school students complete a high-school level apprenticeship program by the 2030-31 school year... Martin, a member of a national nonprofit organization called Explore The Trades, has a recommendation for the commission: figure out a solution to expand access to tax credits and grants for small business owners. For instance, she said the average annual salary for a master plumber is $60,000. In addition, she said the average profit margin “after all the overhead” for most trade businesses range between 2% to 5%. “We are in that range,” she said. “That’s all that’s left at the end of the day to build a work force. That is hard.” Martin has a commission member who agrees with her: Sen. Mary Beth Carozza (R-Lower Shore). Carozza said streamlining the process for businesses to receive approval for an apprenticeship program would help.   For the entire article in Maryland Matters, click here: https://www.marylandmatters.org/2023/11/01/career-and-technical-education-are-a-vital-focus-of-blueprint-reform-plan/

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Officials Brief Council on Upcoming Legislative Session

State Senator Mary Beth Carozza and Delegates Charles Otto and Wayne Hartman came before the Berlin Council and Mayor Zack Tyndall Monday night to share their views on the upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Carozza said that one of her main priorities in the next session will be public safety and crime, and in that vein has prefiled a bipartisan public safety bill to address violent and juvenile crime and expects to receive an early hearing...

Excerpted from the Bayside Gazette. For the full story, click below.

 

Officials brief council on legislative session - Worcester County News Bayside Gazette (baysideoc.net)


Carozza Recognized By MD Assoc of Counties (MACO)

MACo Announces Winners of the Legislative Recognition Award

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Board of Directors recently voted to present the MACo Recognition Award to four (4) individuals for supporting issues important to counties. With these awards, MACo recognizes policymakers who have advocated for counties on specific issues and county staff who have gone above and beyond to assist Maryland’s counties...

 

Senator Mary Beth Carozza: Senator Carozza has remained consistent and fervent in advocacy for local flexibility and decision-making and regularly seeks MACo’s input on legislation that affects county governments. Her longstanding commitment to working with county governments on various topics underscores the reason for the award.

The award will be presented during the MACo’s Winter Conference Awards Banquet on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.

For the full story, click below:

https://conduitstreet.mdcounties.org/2023/11/27/maco-announces-winners-of-the-legislative-recognition-award/


Career and Technical Education are Vital

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future education reform plan sets a goal to increase the number of apprenticeships for high school juniors and seniors to 60,000 in seven years, and to ensure at least 45% of high school students complete a high-school level apprenticeship program by the 2030-31 school year...

Martin, a member of a national nonprofit organization called Explore The Trades, has a recommendation for the commission: figure out a solution to expand access to tax credits and grants for small business owners.

For instance, she said the average annual salary for a master plumber is $60,000. In addition, she said the average profit margin “after all the overhead” for most trade businesses range between 2% to 5%.

“We are in that range,” she said. “That’s all that’s left at the end of the day to build a work force. That is hard.”

Martin has a commission member who agrees with her: Sen. Mary Beth Carozza (R-Lower Shore).

Carozza said streamlining the process for businesses to receive approval for an apprenticeship program would help.

 

For the entire article in Maryland Matters, click here: https://www.marylandmatters.org/2023/11/01/career-and-technical-education-are-a-vital-focus-of-blueprint-reform-plan/


Mary Beth Carozza for State Senate